The Voyage of the Beagle

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Penguin, 29 ביוני 1989 - 432 עמודים
When the "Beagle" sailed out of Devonport on 27 December 1831, Charles Darwin was twenty-two and setting off on the voyage of a lifetime.

It was to last five years and transform him from an amiable and somewhat aimless young man into a scientific celebrity. Even more vitally, it was to set in motion the intellectual currents that culminated in the arrival of "The Origin of Species" in Victorian drawing-rooms in 1859. His journal, reprinted here in a shortened version, is vivid and immediate, showing us a naturalist making patient observations, above all in geology. As well as a profusion of natural history detail, it records many other things that caught Darwin's eye, from civil war in Argentina to the new colonial settlements of Australia. The editors have provided an excellent introduction and notes for this Penguin Classics edition, which also contains maps and appendices, including an essay on scientific geology and the Bible by Robert FitzRoy, Darwin's friend and captain of the "Beagle"

 

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This record from the 1830s describes the second HMS Beagle survey expedition. Captain Robert Fitzroy thought that a follow-up survey would benefit from having a naturalist onboard, and the recently ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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Summary: When people mention Charles Darwin and the HMS Beagle, the only place most people think of (if they think of anything at all) is the Galápagos Islands. However, the Beagle circumnavigated the ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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CHAPTER I
41
CHAPTER II
58
CHAPTER III
70
CHAPTER IV
83
Fossil gigantic llama Types of organization constant
146
CHAPTER X
167
CHAPTER XII
185
CHAPTER XIII
195
Rain and earthquakes meteorolites Hydrophobia Copiapo
256
CHAPTER XIX
268
CHAPTER XX
291
CHAPTER XXI
317
CHAPTER XXII
333
Admiralty instructions for
378
Robert FitzRoys Remarks with
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Biographical guide
425

CHAPTER XIV
205

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מידע על המחבר (1989)

Charles Darwin (1809-82) was an evolutionary scientist, best-known for his controversial and ground-breaking work of non-fiction Origin of Species, and for his theories on the survival of the fittest. M.Neve is based at the Wellcome Trust, UCL. He teaches and researches the history of psychiatry and life sciences.

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